Saturday, January 30, 2016

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Dangerous Defect Prompts Nissan Recall

Nissan Motor Co has announced a major recall of its 2013-2015 Altima midsize cars to address potentially faulty hood latches. The problem can cause the hood to fly open unexpectedly while the car is in motion. The new recall covers 846,000 Altima vehicles manufactured in the United States between March 6, 2012 and December 31, 2014. An additional 24,895 cars in Canada are also being recalled for the same problem. The Altima is Nissan’s top selling vehicle, accounting for nearly 25% of Nissan’s sales last year. According to the company, improperly applied rust coating can flake off the secondary hood latch, exposing bare metal. Over time, the latch can rust and become stuck in the open position. If the main hood latch is inadvertently left open before the car is driven, the secondary latch can fail, causing the hood to suddenly and unexpectedly open. When this happens, the driver is unable to see the road ahead, greatly increasing the risk of a serious crash. This will be the third

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